YA

John Cusick @johnmcusick · Sep 23

Tomorrow is #MSWL day! And my wishlist is more of a wish-tome. As ever, my big focus is #MG and #YA, so if you've got something wonderful, weird, and/or exciting to share with kids and teens, watch this space!

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Sep 23

#MSWL I’d love to see some Latinx/Jewish contemporary YA... Or a retelling of Romeo & Juliet with the protagonists both devout but different religions... Or a great MG mystery that more Mo LeBeau and less Nancy Drew & ClueCrew.

Savannah Spooky Brooks @slbrooks91 · Sep 22

There’s no one right way to go through the stages of grief, and if we spent more time normalizing, say, taking a year and a half to get through anger (🙋🏻‍♀️), we’d feel less like people “fucked us up” and more like we’re having a universally human experience. So, yeah, #YA #MSWL.

weronika e. janczuk ✯ @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 22

I had the joy of completing a new interview with @DarlingAxe, + I cover preferred genres (#MSWL -- fiction + non-fiction, for YAs + adults), submissions, the industry, + good books. Check out the full interview here: bit.ly/2kZ1ten.

Brit Brooks-Perilli @Britny_Perilli · Sep 21

On a whim I decided to watch this movie on Netflix called Ramen Shop and it's an amazing story about culture, family, love, and (of course) food.

Now I'd like a YA or MG story that explores the bonds of family and culture (especially a blended one) through food! #mswl

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Sep 20

All this talk of mums makes me want a book set in Texas in homecoming season. The cutthroat nature of it all. #MSWL #YA

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 20

"Super fun Contemporary YA. You know all your favorite swoon-worthy fanfics? I want YA fiction like that." @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Megan Carroll @MeganACarroll · Sep 18

Actively searching for brilliant children’s authors writing MG or YA (nothing too high fantasy though...). Please get in touch via submissions@watsonlittle.com if you have something I might like! #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 18

“Hungry to work on more LGBTQ+ YA novels and diverse, inclusive reads. I'd also love to see more YA non-fiction hit my inbox." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

weronika e. janczuk ✯ @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 16

Beyond this, I have yet to ever go on submission with a good thriller or memoir, and so throwing out a desire these, in an especial way, but throw me any YA and adult fiction and non-fiction you've got, with some exceptions. Open to #queries like heck! #MSWL

weronika e. janczuk ✯ @WeronikaJanczuk · Sep 16

I'd love a good novel that explores the affective/emotional life as a key plot development device. I'd also love of a novel that treats of healthy religiosity--for YAs or adults both. So often, religion is negatively grasped and/or understood as damaging. #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 13

Some day, my middle grade or YA novel or graphic novel set at camp will come. (Right??? 😭) #mswl

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 13

"Novels about adoptees, written by adoptees. Adult or YA, I want those stories." @ericsmithrocks #MSWL ericsmithrocks.com/mswl

Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchon · Sep 12

My bizarre fascination with these girl scammer stories—and the toxic friendships they rely on—means I’m craving a fiction YA (and age-appropriate) retelling! #MSWL

ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · Sep 11

...if anyone’s got a YA about toxic female friendships... #MSWL